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13 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain
5th Oct 2017


October is bringing us beer, caviar, and cultural enrichment—and we are all about that life! This weekend in Brisbane has some absolutely stellar goings-on that we figured we just had to share with you. From fashion to food festivals it is sure to be a weekend of celebration (and likely overeating), so without further ado here is our list of the top 13 events you must check out this weekend in Brisbane!

All Weekend

Caviar Degustation

If you are feeling especially boujee this weekend then Bacchus has the event for you. For $249pp you can experience the most luxe banquet ever: the Caviar Degustation. Enjoy course after course of international caviars, gathered from the farthest reaches of Russia, Italy, and the west coast of Australia. For an extra $80 you can level-up with some wine pairings ideal for each type of caviar. And if all that weren't enough, this gloriously extra feast winds up with a surprise finale. Spots are limited so get in quickly!

When: 4th to 21st October
Where: Bacchus
For more information, click here.


Gotta love October, if only for the mother of all festivals: Oktoberfest. That’s right, don your lederhosen or dirndl and make your way to Brisbane Showgrounds this weekend to soak in the German culture and immerse yourself in the Bavarian experience. With authentic German food, and beer brewed specifically to abide by the Bavarian purity law, there is no way you will walk away from this festival without a proper appreciation for German culture and a bulging waistband.

When: 6th–8th October, and 13th–15th October
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
For more information, click here.

Medibank Feel Good Program

The Medibank Feel Good Program is back and bigger than ever! They are heading a national health initiative to get people moving and help Australians lead more active lifestyles. The program will be running physical, social, and free events on the regular for anyone to partake in, no sign-ups necessary! Visit their website to find out what’s on close to you.

When: From Monday 2nd October 
For more information, click here.

Thursday 5th October

Kitty Flanagan: Smashing

Come along to the Powerhouse this Thursday for the opening night of Kitty Flanagan’s new show Smashing. Over the course of 85 minutes, Kitty smashes an array of subjects with the objective of learning, and if you have ever seen this Australian comedian at work you will agree it is sure to be a raucous ride.

When: 7:30pm, 5th–15th October 
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
For more information, click here.

King Street’s Spring Garden

Starting this Thursday King street will be making all of your foodie dreams come true! They are setting up a spring garden where they will be hosting three gourmet banquets from three of the best restaurants on King for you to choose from. Il Verde will be putting forward an Italian feast, Fat Dumpling will serve up dumplings galore, and The George will rock a modern Australian smorgasbord. If that wasn’t enough, you will be greeted with a cocktail on entrée! Only thing we are unsure of here is which banquet to choose first!

When: 6th October–25th November, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.
Where: King Street, Bowen Hills

Friday 6th October

Fashion Sample Sale

Cloudland is hosting a huge sample sale this weekend and you’re invited! Holding brands ISLA, Talulah, and Stevie May there will be frocks galore for you to paw through in a quality and exclusive shopping experience! With the past collections going for up to 80% off you are sure to walk home with a bargain, but it will be gone by Sunday with limited stock so get in quick before you miss out!

When: 9am–4pm, Friday and Saturday
Where: Cloudland

American Express Openair Cinemas

The American Express Openair Cinemas launches their season with a bang this Friday night. Get ready for delicious Italian eats provided by Salt Meats Cheese, craft beers from 4Pines, Giesen Wines and, of course, some of the best flicks of the year. We've already bought our tickets for Logan Lucky, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Big Sick, Battle of the Sexes and Blade Runner 2049, so get yours now before they sell out!

When: 6 October–19 November
Where: South Bank Parklands
For more information, click here

Saturday 7th October

The Food Truck Hub On Chester 

On the first Saturday of every month, the corner of Chester and Ann Street turns into a sea of food trucks, and we couldn’t be happier. With the new month comes this amazing event where King of the Wings, Salt Meats Cheese, That BBQ Joint, Pizzantica, Moofree Burger Truck, Churros and Chocolate, and more converge to make your night! They won't be around for another month so don’t miss out!

When: 4pm Saturday
Where: Cnr Chester and Ann St

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets In Concert

If you are a diehard Potterhead then there is no better way for you to spend your weekend than watching The Chamber of Secrets brought to life with musical accompaniment by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Hang out with baby-faced Harry and his crew, dreamboat Lockhart, and the original Dumbledore, as John William’s iconic score transports you to the world of flying cars and possessed diaries.

When: 1:30pm and 7:30 pm, Saturday
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information, click here.

Brisbane Open House

There is something satisfying about open houses, the opportunity to snoop through another person’s space and imagine yourself in their shoes. Well, Brisbane is hosting an epic city-wide open house this weekend, giving you a peek into some of Brisbane’s most architecturally impressive and historically significant buildings. On top of that, they are also hosting a number of events including a walking tour through Roma Street Parkland, all for free so you can get to know Brisbane on a more intimate level!

When: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October
Where: Various locations around Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Sunday 8th October

Walk For Awareness

Spend your weekend doing something worthwhile in the walk to raise awareness for mental health. This walk breaks the silence around mental health and provides an open discussion, wearing down the stigma and making a difference. At $30pp you will get a walking shirt, hat, and bag as well as the chance to be a part of Australia’s largest mental health walk!

When: 7:30am 
Where: Captain Burke Park
For more information, click here.

MOSAIC Festival

MOSAIC is a cultural spectacular of world music, dance, and food sharing the many cultures that pass through Brisbane. Enjoy live dance performances, global cuisine, arts and crafts, a world fashion show, live music, storytelling, and an animal farm. This is one for all members of the family and will be an enriching way to spend your Sunday!

When: 10am–6pm
Where: Roma Street Parklands
For more information, click here.


This Italian festival has everything you need to be doing this Sunday. Celebrating Italy’s best in food, wine, music, and art Festitalia is bringing us a taste of Rome here at home. Learn about Italian culture in the best way, stuffing your face with pasta, pizza, wine, and bread while enjoying the ambient Italian tunes.

When: 10:30am–7pm
Where: Spencer Park
For more information, click here.

Don’t Miss Out!

Sushi Champagne Social

Ever feel the need to make your own sushi like a pro? Sono is here to help you out by hosting exclusive sushi master classes for just two Wednesdays this month. Learn from the best how to make the perfect sushi, then enjoy your creation with a glass of Louis Roederer champagne for only $125pp. There are only 11 spots in each class so don’t miss out!

When: 11th and 18th October
Where: Sono Japanese Restaurant, Portside Hamilton
To book, click here.

Want even more of the best events happening in Brisbane? Check out our picks, here.

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